US 10,512,111 B2
Electronic apparatus and control method thereof
Kohtaro Koike, Yokohama (JP)
Assigned to CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Dec. 6, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/211,336.
Claims priority of application No. 2017-237853 (JP), filed on Dec. 12, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0182877 A1, Jun. 13, 2019
Int. Cl. H04W 76/14 (2018.01); H04W 52/02 (2009.01); H04W 4/80 (2018.01)
CPC H04W 76/14 (2018.02) [H04W 4/80 (2018.02); H04W 52/0229 (2013.01)] 13 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with an external apparatus present within a predetermined range; and
a control unit configured to control the electronic apparatus;
wherein, upon receiving a connection request from the external apparatus in response to an advertisement signal transmitted via the communication unit when the control unit is in a sleep state in which its power consumption is reduced, the control unit returns from the sleep state and determines whether or not the external apparatus, which has transmitted the connection request, has been connected to the electronic apparatus in the past, and if determining that the external apparatus, which has transmitted the connection request, has not been connected to the electronic apparatus in the past, the control unit transits to the sleep state.